Saturn’s moon Enceladus might have a warm subsurface ocean

March 14, 2015 7:38 AM

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Enceladus, a small icy moon of the ringed planet Saturn, may have a warm underground ocean, suggest researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and NASA’s Cassini mission scientists. This discovery makes Enceladus one of the few heavenly bodies within our solar system where the scientists hope to find water. The others, in addition to Earth, include two moons of the Jupiter namely Europa and Ganymede.

Though very far from us and only 300 miles in diameter, the moon has attracted a lot of attention in the recent past due to the possibility of finding water on its surface. In this latest study, Sean Hsu, from of the University of Colorado, who is also a member of the Cassini spacecraft team led a r...

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